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Continuing Education

Please review the list of courses coming up. Click on the name of any course you may be interested and information will expand and there will be links for more information that will take you to course specifics and registration forms.

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- Two courses to choose from!
Examination and Treatment of the Thoracic Spine: Evidence-Based Manual Physical Therapy Approach
April 5, 2014

This course will include description of the kinematics and functional anatomy of the thoracic spine and rib cage and the physical therapy examination, classification, and treatment of thoracic spine and rib disorders with integration of an evidence-based manual physical therapy approach.

Limited to Physical Therapists. Licensure verification required.
More information on the course.

Finding the Driver: Musculoskeletal Factors, Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Prioritization in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
May 1-3, 2014

This intermediate level 3-day course is designed for rehabilitation professionals treating pelvic pain and elimination disorders who seek additional skills in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal co-morbidities as well as clinical reasoning with prioritization of interventions.  Participants will be provided with differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning that can be applied to their clients immediately. Internal and external pelvic floor assessment is critical for evidence based evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and elimination disorders.  This data, along with the musculoskeletal screening, can determine if the pelvic floor dysfunction is the victim or the culprit.

This intermediate level course is an excellent adjunct for clinicians interested in learning how to evaluate and prioritize the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction within concurrent musculoskeletal dysfunction.

More information on the course.

Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders: Anatomical, Physiological, and Behavioral Foundations for Clinical Practice
June 18-21, 2014

An intensive four-day study of the anatomical and psycho-physiological principles essential for the development of effective treatment programs. This course meets didactic training and practicum requirements for Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) certification in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction biofeedback. A benefit for the PT Faculty Scholarship Fund to assist graduate students in the doctor of physical therapy program. Detail information to follow.

More information on the course.

Differential Diagnosis (PHTH 7549)
May 20, June 10, June 17, and June 24, 2014

This course is designed for licensed physical therapists with a BS or MPT degree. DPT entry-level lecture course focusing on a broad range of medical diseases and their various clinical presentations. The focus is on the use of clinical decision making skills when analyzing a patient's medical history intake and the review of systems. The course addresses screening, to include referral for conditions or diseases that are not within a physical therapist's scope of practice.

More information on the course.

Neurologic Outcomes Assessment: Beyond the Basics
June 7, 2014

Are you seeing patients with neurological impairments? Does selecting, administering, and interpreting outcome assessments take longer than you have time for? G-codes got you stressed? This PEARLS course was created to provide clinicians with a current detailed look at selecting, administering, and interpreting appropriate evidence based assessments to support your G-code documentation in neurologic patient populations including Stroke, MS, SCI, TBI, Parkinson’s, and patients with vestibular impairments. Recommendations on outcome assessment use are incorporated from APTA’s Neurology Section EDGE documents and best of all, clinicians will have the opportunity to practice various outcomes assessments on patients with neurologic diseases during the course. No productivity standards to worry about, no patients to impress, and expert clinicians will be available to answer your questions while you administer various outcomes. A sample of outcomes assessments that will be covered include: Orpington Prognostic Scale, Trunk Impairment Scale, Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), 12-item MS Walking Scale, High Level Mobility Assessment Tool, and Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale.

More information on the course TBD.

Gross Dissection and Kinesiology
July 9-12, 2014

This course consists of an intensive four-day anatomical dissection and kinesiological review. Even-year summers focus on the lower extremity and odd-year summers focus on the upper extremity. The primary purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with a solid anatomical and kinesiologic basis for understanding normal and abnormal function of the musculoskeletal system. This information is essential for the development of effective treatment programs.

Information about the course.

Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) Course Series
July 12-13, August 16-17, and October 11-12, 2014

Course 1: July 12-13, 2014
Course 2: August 16-17, 2014
Course 3: October 11-12, 2014

Please see http://www.geriatricspt.org/events/experts.cfm#date for course descriptions and registration information.

Neuroanatomical Dissection: Human Brain and Spinal Cord
July 17-19, 2014

This course consists of an exciting three-day anatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord, as well as a compelling review of recent advances in functional neuroscience. Participants will work in groups and be allotted three afternoons to perform regional dissections on embalmed human cadaveric material. The faculty consists of neuroscientists and clinicians qualified and experienced as neuroanatomical instructors. Faculty members guide 12 hours of dissection in the afternoons. These sessions are complemented by three morning lecture sessions enriched by slide, video, computer animation and microscopic presentations. Detail information to follow.

Information about the course.

Ethics and Jurisprudence
July 25, 2014 - Alumni Weekend

In this country of freedom and personal choice, it naturally follows that respect for autonomy is a key ethical principle in our health care system.  But what happens when people are not competent to make their own choices – who decides for them?  And perhaps a more difficult issue is what to do about people whose autonomous decisions are not in their best interest.  Are decisions that result in bad outcomes truly rational? Recent high-profile cases have highlighted a shift in “public health” issues to include personal choices that threaten individual health (i.e. obesity) and the role of the government in addressing these issues (i.e. biggie soda ban). These are important issues for us to consider as we expand our scope of practice to include health and wellness, and struggle to accept the choices of others.
Brain Dissection and Neuroscience: Applications to Disorders of Language and Speech Functions
July 31 - August 2, 2014

This course provides training in neuroscience applied to higher mental functions and their disorders. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of structural properties, sensorimotor systems and neurolinguistic organization of the human brain. This learning is supplemented by the guided brain dissections and neurological problem solving. Participants will also learn about the modern neuroradiological techniques, advances in neurological management of stroke and related syndromes, bioethical issues, neuropsychological concepts and neurolinguistic implications of various neurosurgical techniques. The faculty is derived from the disciplines of neurolinguistics, neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, law and neuroradiology.

More information on the course.

Behavioral and Rehabilitation Treatment of Bowel Disorders - An Advanced Course
October 16-18, 2014

This is an advanced two-day course designed for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care providers who are seeking a better understanding of the various bowel disorders that affect children, women and men; and the specific rehabilitation strategies that are useful in treating these disorders.

More information on the course

Physical Rehabilitation of the Shoulder/Elbow/Forearm: Integrating Structure, Function and Treatment
January 23-24, 2015

Donald A Neumann, PT, Ph.D. FAPTA and Andrew Starsky, BSEE, MPT, Ph.D.

Information on course pending.

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
March 9-10, 2015

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program and is being sponsored by Marquette University on behalf of the WI Clinical Education Consortium. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J. Emery, Ed.D., PT and with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, M.Ed. and Lynn Foord, MS, M.Ed., PT and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education, Inc. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing.

Information on course pending.

APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program
March 9-10, 2015

The Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program brings two constructs together in one professional development program that advances both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. Using a case-based and interactive approach to education, this program provides participants with the essential knowledge and skill to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a doctoring profession. Through the program's unique philosophy and design, best outcomes will be achieved for student learning by concurrently advancing concepts of clinical teaching and clinical practice.

Information on course pending.

Anatomic, Kinesiologic, and Practical Foundations of Exercise Prescription: Focus on the Upper Extremity
2015 Dates Pending

Focus on the Upper Extremity with Dr. Donald Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA and special guest Dr. David Williams, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS.

More information on the course.

MU Pelvic Floor Symposium: A 3.5-Day Study of Special Topics Related to Pelvic Floor Therapy
2015 Dates Pending
  • Understanding Sexual Function and Wellness: A Course for Pelvic Floor Therapists
  • Integrating Meditation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Imagery, and other Mind-Body Strategies into Rehabilitation and Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain.
  • The Male Pelvic Floor-A Therapeutic Approach

More information on this course.


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